In life, many changes occur. Sometimes they come along quietly and peacefully; sometimes they come at you like a freight train. At other times you invite change and plan for it. Moving is a notable change that can easily fall into either category, depending upon where you are in life.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world. Many people have either had to or have chosen to relocate for a variety of reasons such as loss of job, desire to change location, need for more space, or homeschooling, and the list goes on.
Regardless of the reason for an upcoming move, especially if there will be many miles between your current destination and your next one, it is so essential for your peace of mind to engage with quality movers. Long distance moving requires additional coordination, so why not let the pros do it for you? A reputable moving company can provide a variety of services, such as assessing your packing needs upfront, providing honest estimates, carefully packing your valuable items, and coordinating the drop off at your final destination.
Living your best life translates into all areas of your life. Diminishing stress, wherever possible, is valuable in every action and interaction. When you’re planning any type of move, it is vital to your mental energy to have a plan. A checklist is helpful, too. Knowing what to expect at every stage of a move helps you align expectations for both yourself and those around you.
If you have kids, you know that they may become apprehensive over a move. They wonder what their new home and new city are like. Will it have the same restaurants? Will it have a library? What about outdoor activities and parks? A fun activity for them (and you) is to make a map of your new location, just for you.
If your moving plans afford you a flexible timeline, research the route to see if any exciting adventures like National Parks lie en route. If so, remember to pack your hiking boots and binoculars!
At the end of your moving adventure, there is usually the question of what to do with all of those boxes? Try this fun activity to recycle and reuse them, promote physical activity, and mindfulness.
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Self-care is vital to both your physical and mental health. When you’re feeling well, you’re better able to care for those around you in addition to handling whatever life throws your way – Hello Pandemic. Take a breath and take a break from your move. Relax and take in what is happening around you.
There are so many ways to move in life, whether that’s physically moving from one home to another, moving or transitioning from one activity to the next, or even moving through the respective stages in life. Whatever your “movement” is, be intentional in that movement. Choose calm and choose kind. Make your move the best it can be by seeking out the most useful and most appropriate services for your needs to make it a positive action in your life.